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Lander University

Location: GreenwoodSC 29649 Document ID: AB333-3Z59 Posted on: 2017-08-2308/23/2017 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affiairs



Lander University invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Established in 1872, Lander is a public, comprehensive university experiencing unprecedented growth, as evidenced by an astonishing 40 percent increase in freshman enrollment over last fall. Lander is located in Greenwood, a charming city of 25,000 residents with a diversified economy in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Close by is Lake Greenwood, an 11,000-acre body of water offering many recreational opportunities. Greenwood is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Charleston, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the South Carolina coast. 

Over 50 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs are delivered to 3,000 students through six academic divisions: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Nursing, and the College of Science and Mathematics. 

The next Provost will work with President Richard Cosentino and an experienced and talented team of vice presidents and deans to realize the goals of the new Strategic Plan.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the President and is responsible for advancing programs that are aligned with the University’s short- and long-term growth and strategic objectives; promoting innovative approaches to teaching and learning; supporting professional development of faculty and academic staff; enhancing the culture of collaboration between faculty and administration, resulting in a governance model that is transparent and that meaningfully incorporates stakeholder input; and increasing external support through grants, contracts, and fundraising.

Required qualifications include an earned terminal degree and qualifications for appointment as a full professor with tenure in one of the University’s academic departments.  Candidates must also have a minimum of five years of successful experience in a university academic leadership role (dean, associate/assistant dean, department chair, etc.) and experience in effectively leading large teams of people and managing significant budgets. The successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and written and oral communication skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, diversity and inclusion.

To view the full position profile, visit http://go.lander.edu/provostsearch.

A complete application must include a letter outlining the applicant’s background and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for five professional references, at least one of whom has been a direct report, a second who is a colleague, and a third who has been the applicant’s supervisor.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, applications should be received by September 22, 2017. The required start date is no later than July 1, 2018; the preferred start date is January 1, 2018.

All documents should be submitted electronically in PDF format to

Mr. Adam Taylor

Chief of Staff and Vice President for Governmental Relations

ataylor@lander.edu; 864-388-3800

Lander University is a tobacco-free campus.  All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.  The duties and responsibilities of this position require that all applicants be subject to the customary background review, including a credit report.

It is the policy of Lander University to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, pregnancy, religion, sex, veteran's status, and genetic information in regard to the administration of all campus programs, services and activities including intercollegiate athletics, and the admission of students, employment actions, or other sponsored activities and programs including obligations of Title IX.

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